Climate Change: From science to sustainability

Stephen Peake, Joe Smith

Anno: 2009
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 304 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 263 x 211 mm
Peso: 999 gr.
  • EAN: 9780199568321
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Climate change is one of the most complex, multilayered and interdisciplinary intellectual puzzles facing us today. The questions are numerous. What scientific processes underpin climate change? To what extent is human activity a driver of climate change? Can future changes be reliably predicted? What are the likely consequences of climate change, and what policies are needed to mitigate these changes? Climate Change offers a unique interdisciplinary journey through this important, and equally fascinating, field. It takes the reader from keystones of the underlying science - and not just the headlines - through to the philosophical and political consequences of climate change. Taking into account latest scientific research and policy decisions, it blends earth science, biology, technology, economics, geography, politics, philosophy and ethics - together with other themes - to present a coherent, balanced overview of the field, with a particular eye towards one goal: the sustainability of our planet. The potential impact of climate change is vast; Climate Change is the ideal guide to developing the skills needed to take part in the debates that will shape our future. Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre features For registered adopters of the text: * Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download For everyone: * Annotated web links to key sources of further information OxfordNews Now: the latest news relevant to climate change from a variety of media sources, brought direct to the Online Resource Centre, and always up to date